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Review: SalixOS 13.1.2 KDE

Nov 06, 2010, 03:07 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Ever heard of SalixOS? Well, it's only the best (hands-down?) Slackware based Operating System! There are other competitors; Zenwalk, Vector Linux, and my own nFluxOS Slackware -current build. However; only SalixOS is 100% compatible with Slackware 13.1, all the other's differ in many respects, as both Vector and Zenwalk have drifted a bit to their own identities, which is why SalixOS was created in the first place. Quoted from Wikipedia SalixOS article, "Salix OS was originally initiated by some ex-members/contributors/developer of Zenwalk project who wanted to come back to a closer compatibility with Slackware as well as to the FOSS truly cooperative & open philosophy.

"SalixOS now distributes three live versions, LXDE, XFCE4, and KDE along with install-only iso's, sources, and some older releases too. I chose to install the KDE 13.1.2 live version, which is arguably the "heaviest" Desktop in linux, but it's also probably the most full-featured also, with Gnome as it's only real competitor. Being an avid Slacker, I have been using SalixOS since it's initial release in 2009, and have found it to be everything it claims to be; an easy-to-use, customized, user-friendly Slackware derivative."

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